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LEFFLER, Lorenz 1864-1950


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/4/2015 at 08:43:21

L. Leffler, Former Grundy Man, Dies

Lorenz Leffler, who once lived on a farm where the town of Dike is now located, died in his sleep on his farm home near Windom, Minn., last Wednesday night. His health had been failing a number of years. He was 86 years old. In 1899 the Leffler family moved to a farm a half mile east of Holland, where they lived 14 years.

Mr. Leffler's body was brought to Grundy Center. Funeral services were held at the Christian Reformed church at Lincoln Center Saturday afternoon. Mr. Leffler was affiliated with this church while he resided in Grundy county. At the time of his death he was a member of the German Reformed church at St. Peter Street in St. Paul. Burial was by the side of the first wife in the cemetery adjoining the church. The services were conducted by Rev. F. J. Langenberg.

Lorenz Leffler was born July 16, 1864, near Dieseldorf, Germany, the son of Christian and Elizabeth Leffler. He died at his home in Minnesota, Feb. 8, 1950. in 1883 he was married to Elizabeth Thomas. They came to America and settled at LaSalle, Ill. In the fall of 1890 they moved on a farm where the town of Dike is located. In the spring of 1899 they moved near Holland, Iowa, and lived there for 14 years. Then moved to their farm in Minnesota, north of Windom, where Mrs. Leffler died Jan. 27, 1919. On Nov. 24, 1921, he married Mary Heuser of St. Paul, Minn. They made their home there until Oct. 27, 1947, when Mrs. Leffler passed away.

Mr. Leffler is survived by six children: Christ of Windom; Henry of Davenport; Mrs. Vincent E. Hildebrand of Columbia, Missouri; John L. of Grundy Center, Tony C. of Comfrey, Minn.; Ray F. of Lake Crystal, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, John Weber of Dike and Conrad Weber of Stout.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 February 1950, pg 12


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